Pinot Grigio has never been my favourite varietal and often has a reputation of being bland and uninspiring, but when I was due to entertain the lady and saw this 2015 Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Blush with its pink label, my preconceptions were put to the side and it went in the trolley.
What better way to impress than to pair chicken tikka masala with a nice wine. Aldi has a good range of nice but inexpensive wines but would this be one of their successes?
I’d never tried a wine described as ‘blush’ and it looked like a very pale Rosé before so it got me wondering; is there any difference? Dr Vinny at winespectator.com says “The term “blush” used to refer specifically to wines made from red wine grapes that only get a “blush” of color, but somewhere along the line it started referring to rosés that were on the slightly sweet side.”
I made sure to have a good taste before the flavours were drowned out by the spices from the tikka masala. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was “full of delicious pears and strawberry flavours” as the label suggests; more of a subtle fruity taste; but this dry “blush” wine was a pleasant change from my usual habit of sticking to whites.
With the light pink colour glistening in the glass, the bottle only just lasted long enough to enjoy with my home made Crème brûlée. If you’re a fan of rosés and at only £4.29 a bottle, it’s worth trying! Cheers!